Should We Rebuild Where Fire Could Happen Again?

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Nearly a year after the Tubbs Fire, Paul Lowenthal's Larkfield rebuild was finally nearing completion -- this time with more fire-resistant materials.  (Lauren Sommer/KQED)

New homes are popping up in Santa Rosa one year after the Northern California fires. Some are rebuilding in the exact same spots. Others are worried about losing everything again when the next fire comes, including firefighters who live there. They know more than anyone about these risks, so what would a firefighter who lost their home do?

Guest: Lauren Sommer, KQED science reporter